SONYC (School’s Out NYC)

COMPASS NYC’s (Comprehensive After School System NYC) middle school model, also known as SONYC, is an after-school program that serves as a pathway to success for youth in 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Structured like clubs, the model offers young people a choice in how they spend their time; provides rigorous instruction in sports and arts; and requires youth leadership through service.

The COMPASS/SONYC programs are made possible through funding provided by the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD). UAU COMPASS/SONYC Programs provide activities in the areas of academic enhancement, leadership skills, social and emotional learning, career awareness, recreation and health, culture and arts, civic engagement, and life skills.

As part of our program requirements participates will engage in two hours per week of Leadership programming and two hours per week of STEM or Literacy programming.